European integration is getting blamed for painful economic reform. Christopher Tugendhat, a former European commissioner, says driving through Emu ahead of public opinion will make matters worse
If you join the European Union's forum on the information society you will never again have to turn on your machine and confront the depressing fact that no one has sent you any messages. Gone are...
To consider how different the world would be if Louis XVI's flight to Varennes had not ended in farce in 1791, is to recognise how a chance encounter can send human affairs careering off in one...
Choice is the essence of modern democracy. But do we have as much as we imagine? Can more choice mean less? David Lipsey assesses the costs and limits of choice in consumption and welfare
Pauline Neville-Jones, Britain's chief negotiator at Dayton, on why the Bosnian intervention provides so many examples of what not to do
Is the Oxford Dictionary of Quotations as good as it claims? Nicolas Walter says that its revised fourth edition is still unable to distinguish between the essential, the pointless and the dubious
Jeremy Clarke goes to his first AA meeting, eats a banana and keeps quiet